Monday, November 13, 2023

The Irrational - The Real Deal

Maybe The Irrational should keep Alec Mercer (Jesse L. Martin) as far away from the FBI as possible. For another week, the show offers Mercer working a case outside of his consultant role for the FBI finding a rhythm that has been missing in the previous episodes. "The Real Deal" gives us Alec on a date with Rose (Karen David) that turns into an investigation of a forged masterpiece. It's easily the best episode of the series, in part to the chemistry between Martin and David, but also with the show capturing a bit more fun than the more gruesome cases Alec usually finds himself involved in.

In terms of ongoing storylines, Rose sets off on her latest assignment but we do get the suggestion of her possible return and another date in the professor's future. The B-story focuses on the friendship between Kylie (Travina Springer) and Marisa (Maahra Hill) which has never been the same since Marisa's break-up with Alex. Adding some depth to both characters, who have largely been kept apart so far in the series, it's also nice to see them doing more than simply providing support to Alec, or arguing with him, as the scene demands.

  • Title: The Irrational - The Real Deal
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